Parametric study of the transfer function of perturbed bunsen flames

V.N. Kornilov, K.R.A.M. Schreel, L.P.H. de Goey

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The results of Transfer Function (TF) measurements for premixed methane/air laminar Bunsen flames are presented. The frequency dependence of the flame heat release rate (OH chemiluminescence) response to acoustic velocity excitation was studied as a function of the flow parameters (velocity, mixture equivalence ratio, mean velocity profile) and of the burner parameters (tube diameter, burner wall thickness, wall material, tube opening geometry). The heat release TF has a particular dependence on frequency. It exhibits a behavior typical for a system with time delay and for a system with a low-pass filter behavior. Some additional effects lead to a small but weakly frequency dependent part of the TF. The TF can be presented in a universal form with only a few fitting parameters. A relation between the TF time delay, the gas velocity and the flame height is also found. This relation indicates the availability of some convectively (with the mean flow velocity) transported perturbation. The physical mechanism of convective time delay origin is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2005, ICSV 2005
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2005 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Jul 200514 Jul 2005


Conference12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2005


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